Lotus Desaru Beach Resort
So you’re feeling a little adventurous – try heading to Desaru, a coastal town in the state of Johor, which has always been a popular beach destination. The Lotus Desaru Beach Resort is touted as a real family destination so if you’re expecting a quiet getaway, this is not it. The main reason you would come here is to be in a hotel which has lots of activities and for the water park with its lazy river, slides and the giant coconut which tips water over gleeful children. The hotel fronts onto a beach where there is a selection of sea activities to keep the kids entertained if the giant coconut doesn’t do the trick. Lot 1854, Jalan Desaru Bandar Penawar, Kota Tinggi, Johor (07 884 2800/lotusdesaru.com).